We offer a variety of rock climbing packages for elementary and high school students. Rock climbing is an amazing sport that encourages leadership skills, excellent communication and team work! Students will find themselves working and climbing alongside peers in a positive and supportive manner. We offer curriculum tailored activities (eg. pulley lesson) to integrate classroom lessons into your rock climbing program! The Grotto meets or exceeds all OPHEA guidelines for vertical activity. All of our school groups receive 10% off when making multiple bookings.
Elementary School Programs:
Explore Package (1.5 Hours) Grades 1-8 — A full rock climbing experience! Learn about different kinds of rock climbing with this hands-on climbing session. Climbers will get to focus on climbing and our certified staff will be on hand to belay and support. There will be team work challenges to engage the climbers and help them build new skills and confidence while rock climbing!
Adventure Package (2 Hours) Grades 7-8 — A great way to build trust between classmates! Learn about different kinds of rock climbing and how to tie knots and belay! We can also focus on bouldering and encourage climbers to work together to create and solve boulder problems! This package focuses on learning rope skills and how to work together in a high risk and challenging environment. Successive sessions can focus on learning new rock climbing skills, like ascending and rappelling!
High School Programs:
Leaders in Climbing (2.5 Hours) Grades 9-12 — Our Leadership climbing program combines rock climbing skill building with leadership activities and games. Climbers will learn how to belay and work together to solve problems and complete challenges. Rock climbing is a challenging support which requires enhanced leadership and team work skill sets. Throughout the program, climbers take on a lot of responsibilityand develop exemplary communication skills. Climbers will set goals and reflect upon their climbing experience with their peers! We can provide custom programming tailored to your group with curriculumtie ins!